Camping at a purpose-built site just a stone’s throw away from the circuit.

Modern facilities, top-notch entertainment and a great atmosphere…

At Silverstone Woodlands you’re only a short walk from the circuit. Choose between lively camping or family camping, depending on the kind of weekend you’re looking for. Watch our promo video (above or on Youtube) and have a look at what happened in 2016 to get an idea of what it’s like to stay at Silverstone’s Official Campsite. We’ll have more information about what’s going on next year soon!


Closest Campsite to the Circuit

Our closest field is just 150m from the actual track! As if that isn’t close enough (or you just don’t fancy the walk) we also offer a complimentary shuttle service to transport you to and from the circuit.

Hot Showers & Flushing Toilets

Top-notch facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Quality toilets and showers including two permanent blocks, all with piping hot water, are kept clean round the clock by our dedicated team.


Live bands, live comedy, late-night DJs, film screenings, funfair rides, pub quiz, treasure hunts, kid’s magician… the list goes on! Whether you’d like a chilled out evening or a mad one, Silverstone Woodlands offers it all.

Quality Food and Drink

Order an ice-cold drink at our famous on-site pub, ‘The Petrol Head’, enjoy a steak or a curry at one of our sit-down restaurants, or choose from a variety of delicious street-food… what ever you choose, we make sure you get quality at a sensible price.

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Important Information

Please read the following information in the drop down boxes to help you plan your stay; we’re looking forward to seeing you for a great event this summer!



There is a newly built housing estate in Silverstone Village called “Woodlands”. If you google “directions to woodlands silverstone” (or similar) you may end up at the housing estate! Please follow the directions below or, if you must, use Silverstone Circuit’s postcode (NN12 8TN) and then carefully follow the event signage for the campsite when you get to the circuit.

From M1 leave at junction 15A

From the M1 exit at junction 15a take the A43 towards Oxford and Banbury. After the roundabout at Towcester, follow the brown tourist signs (with the chequered flag emblem). On leaving the A43 signposted for Silverstone, you will enter the dual carriageway adjacent to the circuit. The carriageway is divided into 3 lanes, position yourself in lane 2 (middle lane). You will go straight over the main entrance roundabout and then position yourself in the correct lane according to the Woodlands Campsite signage. Follow signs which describe your type of camping detail below.

From M40 leave at junction 10

From the M40 exit at junction 10 take the A43 towards Northampton. A few miles after the town of Brackley follow the brown tourist signs (with the chequered flag emblem). On leaving the A43 signposted for Silverstone, you will enter the dual carriageway adjacent to the circuit. The carriageway is divided into 3 lanes, position yourself in lane 2 (middle lane). You will go straight over the main entrance roundabout and then position yourself in the correct lane according to the Woodlands Campsite signage. Follow signs which describe your type of camping.

Event Signage

As you get close to the circuit you will pick up event signage, follow the triangle symbol for Woodlands Campsite. This looks like the image below:
SW Road Signage

  • All Live-in Vehicles
  • All Electric (inc. tents)
  • Disabled Camping (Live-in & tents)

When you get very close the campsite, you need to follow the triangle with “AB” inside it. This will take you to “Gate AB”. The signage will look like this:
SW signage gate ab

  • All Tents (excluding Electric)
  • Glamping (Hotel Bell Tent & Tangerine Fields)
  • Production

When you get very close the campsite, you need to follow the triangle with “C” inside it. This will take you to “Gate C”. The signage will look like this:
SW signage gate C


Your vehicle pass may say route “C” but you need to follow route “AB”.

Site Opening Hours


The campsite opens at 10:00 on Wednesday 12th July. Final closure will be at 12:00 on Monday 17th of July.

The Entry Gates are open at the following times:

  • Wednesday: 10:00 until 23:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 until 23:00
  • Friday: 08:00 until 23:00*
  • Saturday: 08:00 until 23:00*

* Please Note: Delays may be experienced if arriving during peak hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm on these days

We recommend that all campers arrive on Wednesday to enjoy the full build up to the event as we will have entertainment taking place on the campsite on Wednesday and this year there’s quite a bit going on inside the circuit on Thursday – click here to have a look at Silverstone’s website for more information..

Campsite Facilities

Where do we start?!

There’s so much on-site it’s hard to list, but we’ve given it a go! Make sure you’ve also looked over this event specific page as there’s a more detailed section about what’s on offer for those coming to camp at Silverstone.

  • Live Music
  • Comedy nights
  • On-site pub
  • Cash Machines
  • Campsite Convenience Store & Trade Mall
  • Complimentary Campsite Shuttle Service
  • Disabled Camping area with full facilities for disabled customers in close proximity to the circuit
  • Cassettes can be emptied at Chemical Toilet Disposal Points
  • Mobile Phone charging facility
  • Hair Dryer cabin

When you arrive

Your camping tickets will be exchanged for wristbands. Please keep your wristband intact for the duration of the event. If you lose it or it comes off you will be refused re-entry to the campsite.

We do not accept card payments at the campsite entrance. To help speed up the arrival process, please be sure to have any cash you may need to pay with at the gates with you on arrival.

Pitch Sizes

We do not specify a pitch size for tent camping, we just ask that you take only the space you need. As a guideline, pitches are usually the length of your car by approximately 6 metres. Additional pitches are available for larger groups at the discretion of the campsite stewards.

Electric Hook-ups
Standard pitch = 7 x 8 metres
Large pitch = 6 x 12 metres

Live-in Vehicles
Standard pitch = 7 x 8 metres
Large pitch = 6 x 12 metres

General Housekeeping

  • The facilities provided in our disabled camping area are strictly for Blue Badge holders only.
  • The campsite roads must be kept clear at all times. Any vehicles blocking roads will be removed.
  • No generators are allowed on-site.
  • Silverstone Woodlands is a NO GLASS campsite! Please decant all liquids into plastic containers before arrival.
  • Please only take up the space you need.
  • Do not camp under the powerlines
  • Beware! DO NOT carry tall flag poles whilst walking in the proximity of the power lines!

Official Bits

  • All campsite roads are classed as Public Roads, as such they fall under the various Road Traffic Acts which could lead to prosecutions for driving offences in the event of an incident. DO NOT drink and drive.
  • Failure to comply with any of the rules and regulations or behaving in a manner which is deemed unsociable or potentially dangerous will result in you being ejected from the campsite without refund.

Prohibited Items

  • Monkeybikes, Minimoto, Pit Bikes, Scooters, Segways and Quads are strictly prohibited
  • Generators
  • Glass – ALL glass bottles will be removed and disposed of by campsite staff on arrival!
  • Gas cylinders exceeding 15kg.
  • Sound systems capable of creating excessive noise.
  • Campfires, firewood and fire starters are strictly forbidden.
  • Fireworks.
  • Restricted & illegal substances.
  • Offensive weapons.
  • Pet animals.
  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable for the safe environment of the Campsite by Campsite Staff.

The serious bit: Silverstone Woodlands Campsite reserves the right to search any/all vehicles and/or persons on arrival. Admission will be refused to anyone carrying prohibited items, regardless of the tickets carried by the persons concerned and without refund. Silverstone Woodlands Campsite Ltd reserves the right to refuse permission of entry or re-entry to any person(s). No trading/flyering/placing of posters/stickers without prior written consent.


If queuing for a shower becomes a problem, or takes too much time, we may operate a shower token system.

More information will be given on-site but, basically, you’ll need to collect a shower token from just outside the shower blocks and pop it into the token machine near the shower to get hot water.

In this way, everyone gets the same time in the shower.

Car Parking


We aim to have cars parked next to pitches. In the event of bad weather, or for different reasons, you may have to park your car away from your pitch. If this is the case we will try and make the distance between your car and your pitch as close as possible (within reason). Please keep an eye on our facebook page and website for updated information.

Please Note: All information subject to change. If you have a specific question, please look at our Silverstone Woodlands’ Contact Us Information Page for details of how to contact us.

All information correct at time of publishing, please check facebook or on-site for latest details

Sunday Night

We’ll have entertainment running right through until Sunday night, so why get stuck in the traffic? Avoid the rush, take your time in the circuit and then enjoy your last night on the campsite at Silverstone!
What’s more there’ll be food outlets open on Monday morning, so treat yourself to one last cooked breakfast before hitting the road home.
We will be updating the website with lots of exciting new acts for 2017 soon, so watch this space!

stay late on sunday for the events at silverstone

Sahara Force India Fan Zone

Petrol heads! We are teaming up with the guys at Sahara Force India, who are set to bring you even more exciting F1 content in 2017!
2016 saw guest appearances and interviews with F1 drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg in collaboration with Sky Sports F1, alongside British racing legends, Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert!
To keep up to date with the latest news on our SFI Fan Zone, follow our Facebook page!

Driving Simulators

Fully immerse yourself into the F1 experience and try one of our realistic simulators. Get behind the wheel and release your inner Hamilton!

Three Comedy Nights

After the huge success of comedy on the campsite in previous years, we’ve gone all out to bring you a stellar line up: the show will feature 3 top comedians delivering 2-3 side-splitting hours of entertainment over three nights! That’s right you can now enjoy the comedy on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday! We are pleased to announce this years headliner is critically acclaimed comedian and professional quizmaster Paul Sinha! To read more about our comedy line up follow this link.

The Petrol Head Pub

Open from midday Wednesday, ‘The Petrol Head’ serves all that you would expect from your on-site local, from ice cold lager to a selection of real ales served straight from the barrel including beer from Blackpit Brewery. Blackpit brewery are a new start up brewery based less than two miles from the Petrol Head!

Everyone loves coming to the local and it’s already got a few stories to tell – including two marriage proposals!

The Petrol Head also hosts the famous Silverstone Woodlands pub quiz and some awesome music acts – so don’t forget to head down for a drink and a dance, there’s no need to be shy!

Live Music every night

Back by popular demand, our headline act ‘Big Me’ will be rocking the Big Top on Saturday night, and will be supported by a host of other talented musicians. There’s music on every night and there’s something for everyone, from chilled out acoustic guitarists in The Petrol Head pub, to up-tempo DJs in the Big Top! Follow us on Facebook for the latest news and exclusive line-up announcements!

Craft Beer Village


Due to popular demand the Craft Beer Village is returning to Silverstone Woodlands!

Breweries from around the world will be showcasing their beers in amazing themed venues. Brooklyn Brewery and Erdinger amongst others will be bringing some amazing artists to the second stage. If you like things a little different from the norm, then head here… it’s going to be one of the hip’est places on the campsite. To top-off your evening there’ll be some beautiful food just opposite to enjoy with your Craft Beer!

Don’t worry if Craft Beer isn’t your thing, there’s lots of variety at the campsite’s other venues; from real ale in the Petrol Head pub to bubbly in the Champagne Bar.

Film & TV Screenings


Each of our four big screens will be showing a selection of racing films such as The Italian Job, as well as F1 highlights and the Wimbledon tournament.

There’ll be big screens in the Family Zone, the Big Top stage, The Petrol Head garden and also in Stage Two – so grab a pint and enjoy a chilled out afternoon.

Family Activities

There’s loads for families to do at Silverstone Woodlands from family treasure hunts to kid’s comedy club complete with comedian, musical act and magician. We also have an obstacle course, rock climbing wall, fun fair rides, gaming stands with Radio Controlled cars and table tennis! There is even a family bar so parents can kick back and relax with the kids close by… and let’s face it, camping as a family is almost already fun enough!

There will also be a chance to meet the firemen and check out their fire engine on Thursday. And don’t worry Mums, you’re welcome too!

Pre-pitched Camping

We have partnered up with Pillow pre-pitched camping for 2017. Why don’t you let them do the hard work for you, all you have to do is arrive, sit back and relax! For more information or to book, follow this link or call Pillow direct on 01666 504 601.

Two Campsite Shops

Interior shot of the campsite shop
Forgotten to bring something or run out of milk? We’ve got you covered! There are two shops: one in the Family area and a larger one in the Lively area. The Campsite Shops sell all the essentials: milk, bread, bacon, newspapers, cigarettes and more!

Fun Fair Rides

There’ll be a few carefully selected fun fair rides on-site for you to enjoy; child or adult who doesn’t like playing!

In the main entertainment zone there’ll be an enormous Reverse Bungee for the bravest among you, several side stalls and everybody’s favourite, the dodgems. In the Family Zone we have plenty of fun activities for the kids too!


Ping Pong Tables

Who doesn’t like a game of ping pong!?

We’ve been busy over the winter casting our own concrete table tennis tables – all you need is your best game! Head to one of the info-points to rent some bats and balls. There’ll be tables in the Family area and Lively Area so why not have a game to keep the kids entertained, or challenge your mates to a match?

Ping Pong at Silverstone Woodlands


Worried about setting up your tent and want a bit more luxury? Let the luxury experts, Hotel Bell Tent, take care of it for you. It really is the best way to experience Silverstone… come home to a comfortable bed!
Read this page of our website to discover more about glamping at Silverstone Woodlands with Hotel Bell Tent

Free WiFi

Using Wifi at Silverstone Woodlands

Take advantage of the free wifi in both the lively and family entertainment villages – upload your Silverstone selfies and make your friends jealous!

Simply select the network and enter your email address, from then on it’s free to browse. The connection in the lively zone runs from a fibre connection so it’ll be like browsing at home, but the connection in the family zone will run from a satellite so it’ll load slightly differently… it loads data in big lumps, you’ll soon get used to it!

As with all technology there can be problems, so if it isn’t working ask a member of staff to help… it might be your technology… it might be ours!

Delicious Food

As well as delicious food stalls, there’s a fine mix of artisan street-food and the firm old favourites: quality pies, bacon butties and pizza, to Mexican burritos and delicious gourmet burgers! If you’d like a little more luxury, then head over to one of our two sit down restaurants: Frank’s Steakhouse and the Indian Curry House. The famous Steakhouse is open for cooked-to-order breakfasts in the morning and dinner in the late afternoon… all served on china plates! If steak’s not your thing, then why not pop over to the world food buffet for a treat!


Complimentary Shuttle Service

Our fleet of Campsite Shuttles run throughout the Campsite to help you get about. Shuttles are either tractors pulling personnel trailers (as pictured) or our big green bus.

Typically shuttles run from Friday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm, but please check information on-site as times may vary. In the event of heavy traffic, the campsite shuttles may stop as it’ll be quicker for people to walk. Shuttles will restart when the traffic has calmed down.

Campsite Shuttle at Silverstone Woodlands

Big Green Lockers!

If you are worried abut charging your phone and keeping things locked up over the weekend then look no further as we have Big Green Lockers on-site to help out! Why not hire a locker for the weekend and know you’ll never run out of juice! You can prebook your locker by following this link.

Trade Village


We have a variety of trade stands tempting you with a bargain: official F1 merchandise, sunglasses, F1 paraphernalia, Woodlands merchandise, F1 inspired artworks… plus much more!

Clay Pigeon Shooting

The guys at Honesberie shooting school are back for the F1! This year, there are limited spaces available so book now by following the link to avoid disappointment! BOOK NOW!

Camping Prices



per Adult, early bird
  • Choose from: Family, Lively or Disabled areas
  • Hot showers & flushing toilets
  • Access to all entertainment on site
  • Close to the circuit
  • Arrive from Wednesday morning
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per Child
  • Camping with Adults in Family, Lively or Disabled Areas
  • Child focused entertainment: Kid’s comedy, radio controlled cars, treasure hunts & more!
  • Arrive from Wednesday morning
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Live-in Vehicle

+ £30

per vehicle
  • Added to booking if bringing a live-in vehicle
  • Better access to pitch
  • 7m x 8m pitch
  • Larger pitches available @ £50
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Extra Options



per pitch
  • Available in Family, Lively or Disabled Camping
  • 7m x 8m
  • Standard Cee Form connection
  • Excludes live-in vehicle fee
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Large Electric


per pitch
  • Available in Lively Camping
  • 6m x 12m
  • Standard Cee Form connection
  • Excludes live-in vehicle fee @£30
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from £665

per tent for 2
  • Luxury Camping Upgrades
  • Spacious pre-erected tents with comfy beds to ensure you get a good night’s sleep
  • VIP luxury toilet & showers
  • Buy your race & standard camping tickets at, then buy your upgrade to Luxury Camping on Hotel Bell Tent’s website:
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All information correct at time of publishing, please check facebook or on-site for latest details